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Queen Elizabeth II Rose

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:22

Hi David 

I think that your rose is hungry - there won't be many nutrients in that soil.  Although leaves will contribute to the quality of the soil when they have decomposed, the actual process of decompostion can use up a lot of the nitrogen in the soil.

I would have used 50% soil and 50% well rotted farmyard manure.  

I suggest that you  get some manure from the garden centre and  repot your rose in a 50/50 mix of topsoil and manure.

In a couple of months it will be much happier. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:14

Good morning all - I've had a bit of a sleep in - -it's 'cos that Panda borrowed my body-clock 

I can confirm that our slugs also like IPA - three soused slugs in the slug pubs near the Pak Choi this morning.

We were going to 'sleep under the stars' last night but OH forgot to make space in the studio for the airbed and there was wet paint by the big slidy doors onto the terrace, so that adventure has been postponed until tonight 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:57

Dozing now  sweet dreams folks - see you in the morning 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:55

Fidget - yes please 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:52

Verdun, glad your mum had a good time - I know what you mean ((hugs))

Do you know tradescantia Sweet Kate?  

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49481.jpg?width=350

 Not a good photo as it's a bit crowded - needs moving - but I think the colours are right up your street 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:49

OH is eating cake now so grab it while there's some left 

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 Raspberry Jam and fresh cream Victoria sponge anyone?

Perennial evergreen Grass

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:33

Nut   My dianellas have come from a rural Norfolk garden where they've survived the past 3 winters, with just a layer of mulch over them - my fingers are crossed 

Fast growing evergreen shrub

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:29

How fast is fast?  Laurel is evergreen and will happily reach 6ft. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:25

I forgot to tell you, earlier today OH needed me to drive us to Homebase to get some paint - somehow we came home with three poorly begonia semperflorens reduced to 99p and a well grown Fuchsia Hawkshead in a 2 litre pot for £6   Not sure where it's going to go but I've always wanted a Hawkshead 

The begonias are going in three little pots on the big table on the terrace 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:15

Those are gorgeous Fidget 

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